The long-awaited awarding of the contract to construct the new series of Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). a series that could total 60 ships worth $14 billion over 15 years, will have to wait just a little longer. However, the U.S. Navy in late May did pare the competition to two,
West State, Inc. (WSI) recently announced that Tore Steen has been appointed president and chief executive officer. Mr. Steen will assume the role from Doug Watson, owner of WSI, who will become chairman. WSI is one of three major marine repair companies in Portland, Ore.
The 9,280 horsepower Ocean Reliance is the first of two tugs built by Marinette Marine Corp. for Vessel Management Services, a Crowley Maritime Co. The vessel is intended to operate as a tug/barge unit in conjunction with the 155,000-barrel tank barge 550-3.
McMullen honored with Lifetime Achievement Award Some of the industry's biggest players and supporters were present to honor Admiral James Loy and Grace Allen at the 26th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner on June 17 at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan.
The American Waterways Shipyard Conference met recently in New Orleans, La., and unanimously elected officers for the coming year. Elected were: chairman—Robert W. Greene, president and chief executive officer, Jeffboat, Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind.
Changes Create New Supplier Opportunities The Department of Defense has requested $311.6 billion in new budget authority for the fiscal year (FY 1987) beginning October 1, 1986. Included in the budget request, biggest ever in U.S. peacetime history,
Miami, Florida, February 28-March 3 Conference & Exhibition Expanded Following its sell-out success in February 1988, the Seatrade Cruise Shipping Conference and Exhibition, now in its fifth year, is to be expanded by an extra day and moved to a new and larger venue in Miami.
Two of Finland's biggest shipyards, Wartsila and Valmet, will merge into one shipbuiding group, with Wartsila taking a controlling 70-percent interest. To begin operations in early 1987, the merger will make the new group a market leader in specialty vessels,
Avondale Industries, Inc. of New Orleans, La., recently became the first shipbuilding company ever to receive the U.S. Department of Labor's highest award for healthy and safe working environments. Known as the "Star" award, the honor is given
An occupancy rate of 84 percent during 1984 helped Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard (ASRY) of Bahrain to boost revenues up by nearly 20 percent over 1983. The yard celebrated its tenth anniversary last year. Chairman of ASRY Sheikh Daij Bin Khalifa